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receiving federal financing. chu says he wants to return to teaching. president obama thanked him for his, quote, dedicated service. >>> take a look at this. the 2012 elections all told, spent $7 billion. that's according to the federal election commission. and that amount, in case you're wondering, is equal to 28 787 boeing planes or 70 private islands or how about this, 50 billion polio vaccines. if you think that amount of money is a lot, well, it is expected to rise in the future. were you surprised by that number, wolf? $7 billion? >> that's not just for the presidential races. it's for senate races, candidate races, all of the races. >> but that's a huge sum that we're talking about. >> advertising executives, mass mailings, executives, political operatives, they made a lot of money last year. >> everyone says this, the number is only going in one direction, up. >> a lot of advertising. thank very much. >>> hillary clinton's tenure as the secretary of state officially ended a while ago. her last day on the job, though, was marred by a terror attack. we have the latest details on the
are coming legally. >> paul: that is part of the border security solution. all right. thank you. remember those fat cat bankers, president obama blamed for the financial meltdown. one of them is about to be treasury-secretary. when we come back. we'll take a look at jack lew's time at citibank. details might surprise you. s co. [ male announcer ] truth is theraflu doesn't treat your cough. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a cough suppressant. great. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus severe cold and flu fights your worst flu symptoms, plus that cough with a fast acting cough suppressant. [ sighs ] thanks!... [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪ [ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold truth and save $1 visit alka-seltzer on facebook. you name it...i've hooked it. but there's one... one that's always eluded me. thought i had it in the blizzard of '93. ha! never even came close. sometimes, i actually think it's mocking me. [ engine revs ] what?! quattro!!!!! olaf gets great rewards fo
. all right. thank you. remember those fat cat bankers, president obama blamed for the financial meltdown. one of them is about to be treasury-secretary. when we come back. we'll take a look at jack lew's we'll take a look at jack lew's time at cit [ wind howls ] [ dog barks ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] something powerful is coming. ♪ see it in the fourth quarter. ♪ i'm maria, and i have diabetic nerve pain. i felt like my feet were going to sleep. it was like pins and needles sticking in your toes and in your feet. it progressed from there to burning like i was walking on hot coals. at that point, i knew i had to do something. when i went to see my doctor, she chose lyrica. once i started taking the lyrica, the pain started subsiding. [ female announcer ] it's known that diabetes damages nerves. lyrica is fda approved to treat diabetic nerve pain. lyrica is not for eveone. it may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual chaes in mood or behr. or swelling, trouble b
not be in charge of this debate. >> thank you so much, mayor. again, president obama visiting your city today. appreciate your time. we'll be right back. have diabe. i felt like my feet were going to sleep. it was like pins and needles sticking in your toes and in your feet. it progressed from there to burning like i was walking on hot coals. at that point, i knew i had to do something. when i went to see my doctor, she chose lyrica. once i started taking the lyrica, the pain started subsiding. [ female announcer ] it's known that diabetes damages nerves. lyrica is fda approved to treat diabetic nerve pain. lyrica is not for everyone. it may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters, changes in eye sight including blurry vision, muscle pain with fever, tired feeling, or skin sores from diabetes. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain, and swelling of hands, legs, and feet. don't dri
of a key ally. >> john: kathryn hecatherine he, thanks. >> president obama's counter terrorism policy has been getting a pretty close examination this week during cincinnati weeks. tonight our chief washington correspondent, james rosen, reports from the state department on the contrast on how the obama policy has been rereceived versus that of his predecessor. >> americans should not expect one battle but a lengthy campaign. unlike any other we've ever seen. >> their veriation of the detention camp at guantanamo bay, their use of secret cia prisons, approvele of water boarding, reluctance to share classified information and their advancement of novel legal theories to justify it all. >> i've explained to you why we're not turning over the documents. >> the bush administration caught holy hell from the left. >> we declared a war on terrorism. that gives me, george w. bush, the power to pretty much do whatever i want. so if i'm going to detain people in guantanamo bay without charging them, i can do that. if i want to declare an american an enemy combat tant and suspend their civil liberti
facebook and twitter. abc 2news. >> all right. thank you. >>> the obama administration is under fire for its drone attack is he. a unnamed strike killed a terrorist leader but that leader was an american citizen who was killed without trial or testimony. we have the latest. >> reporter: before the confirmation hearing started, demonstrators went to protest the cia's use of drone strikes. >> killing kids halfway across the world. >> reporter: he is the president's choice to be the head of the cia and he is a chief architect of the drone program. it wasn't just the protesters, lawmakers also demanded answers the obama administration about the more than 300drone strikes. i have been calling and others have been calling, the vice chairman and i on the use of targets for increased transparency for over a year. >> reporter: specifically the chair said she wants information on the number of civilian deaths that result from drone strikes but has been denied because it's a secret program. >> i think that thinking, is long gone. >> reporter: earlier this week a unclassified document said ame
the d.c. bridge. >>> thank you. president obama agrees to release a classified document providing the permission for drone strikes. >> live on capitol hill with the details. >> reporter: john has been described the architect of this drone strike. it has launched precision a ttacks on al-qaida targets even american citizens. president obama's pick is the former chief counter-terrorism advisor. under his watch, he became the first american for death in yemen for a drone strike. an unclassified memo says it's legal for the government to kill u.s. citizens aboard if they believe they're in al- qaida even if there's not an eminent a ttack. there is bipartisan concern about the program. >> here you have a senior unaccountable official who makes the determination that recent activities lead him to conclude someone is a threat and you can send a drone to kill them. i am troubled any time government is as nontransparent as this. >> we conduct those strikes because they're necessary to mitigate threats and prevent future attacks and these strikes are ethical and they are wise. >> president
of our torn-up shoreline. thanks. >>> president obama made an interesting choice for interior secretary today, nominating sally jewel to replace the outgoing ken salazar. jewel is ceo of rei, the outdoor outfitter. she hasn't worked in government but was a chemical engineer for mobile and a banker in her earlier career. she'll oversee half a million federal acres. the president said she once took a month-long hike in the mountains of antarctica. the president confessed as a native hawaiian, given the cold, it's something that would never occur to him. >>> the outgoing defense secretary said to students in a speech to georgetown, today, leon panetta warned of huge budget cuts looming for the pentagon if congress doesn't act. and he had some choice words for both sides blaming each for to reach an agreement to avoid cuts to our military. also generally what's happened lately to washington. >> thank you very much. this is not a game. this is reality. these steps would seriously damage a fragile american economy, and they would degrade our ability to respond to crisis, precisely at a time o
molestina, wusa9. >> thanks, kenny. >>> tonight joe biden continued the obama's administration push for gun control. speaking at a democratic retreat, biden acknowledged there are no easy solutions. >> we all know there is no single answer to ensure this will never happen again. a mass shooting like newtown or aurora or tucson or oak creek. well, if we have to act, we have to act rationally and do whatever we can to diminish the possibility of this ever happening again. >> president obama is expected to speak at that retreat tomorrow. and former president bill clinton is scheduled to speak on friday. >>> a popular georgetown food shop closed up tonight after a complaint. the department of health says it found rats, roaches and mice infestation at dean and deluca. and we spoke with the store employee, and he wouldn't commit. investigative reporter russ ptacek is digging for more details, and he'll bring them to you tomorrow at 11:00 along with the rest of the week's food alerts and closures. >>> there are reports tonight about a merger deal between american airlines and us airways. it's expe
: terrell, thank you. the man president obama wants as the central intelligence agency had his confirmation hearing today. john brennan's testimony was bankrupt several times by protesters who object to u.s. drone strikes overseas. brennan was the architect of that program. among those killed by the strikes was an american citizen who was a member of al qaeda in yemen. bob orr followed the hearing today. >> reporter: as president obama's top counter-terrorism adviser, john brennan has overseen a five-fold increase in drone strikes against suspected terrorists. brennan today told the senate intelligence committee those strikes are critical for national security, but brennan said he'd rather capture terrorists than kill them. >> we only take such actions as a last resort to save lives when there's no other alternative to taking an action that's going to mitigate that threat.ep >> reporter: brennan defended a policy permitting americans to be targeted if they're actively plotting with al qaeda. oregon senator ron wyden objected. >> it's the idea of giving any president unfettered power to kill
. >> thank you, reverend. >> ahead, the obama playbook and why it's driving conservatives crazy. carl rove versus the tea party. it's getting ugly. democrats may sell popcorn for this one. and we have a new delusional conspiracy theory. here comes the skeeters. you can't make this stuff up. well, actually, they can. big show ahead. come on back. i was in the ambulance and i was told to call my next of kin. at 33 years old, i was having a heart attack. now i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. i didn't know this could happen so young. take control, talk to your doctor. [ bop ] [ bop ] it's getting ugly. [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full serving of vegetables, a full serving of fruit. but what you taste is the fruit. so even you... could've had a v8. all your important legal matters in just minutes. protect your family... and launch your dreams. at legalzoom.com we put the law on your side. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us
. susan mcginnis in washington. thank you. >>> president obama says he'll sign a measure raising the nation's debt limit. the bill was signed yesterday. it will allow the treasury to borrow above the $16.4 trillion limit through may 18th. without the measure the government would have defaulted on its obligation. >>> also on capitol hill a tough go for president obama's nominee for secretary of defense. former republican senator chuck hagel got hammered by fellow republicans during his confirmation hearing. he is still expected to be confirmed, but the white house conceived hagel's appearance could have been stronger. danielle nottingham has this report. >> yes or no. >> reporter: senator john mccain grilled chuck hagel, president obama's defense secretary nominee about his opposition to the troop surge in iraq. >> and your refusal to answer whether you were right or wrong about it is going to have an impact on my judgment as to whether to vote for your confirmation or not. >> reporter: some republicans have said they won't support hagel. he tried to addre
with us. "politics nation" with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, chris, and thanks to you for tuning in. we begin tonight with breaking news. late today, republicans launched a new attack on the obama administration. and on regular americans all across the country. senate republicans are vowing to block richard cadre, president obama's pick to head the consumer financial protection bureau. that's the agency elizabeth warren set up to make sure big banks don't prey on regular americans. but, today, 43 republicans sent a letter saying they're worried the agency has too much power over the banks. and they won't allow the nomination to go ahe. this is outrageous. the right wing is doing everything it can to block this president. to stand against working class people. and to stand up for wall street. that i had' they're even willing to hurt the economy itself. it's that's what it takes to hurt the president, they're willing to do it. >> any immediate economic setback or the perception of one could weaken obama's clout. maybe a sour economy is worth it if it will distract obama.
further notice. left senator. >> gabe gutierrez, thanks. >>> president obama heads to minneapolis tomorrow to promote his plan to battle gun violence. it's a photo of him firing a shotgun that is getting all the attention this morning. peter alexander is at the white house with more. good morning. >> good morning. tomorrow marks the first time the president is going on the run road to push for stiffer gun laws. there was a detour in the debate when the president insisted that all the time he shoots skeet at camp david. these were his words. all the time. his critics were skeptical. and the white house on saturday quickly pushed back trying to put the argument to rest. the white house wanted to silence the skeptics. instead the release of this photo, the president firing a shotgun on the range of camp david on his 51st birthday last summer unleashed a new round of attack from his staunchest critics. nra telling nbc news unone picture does not erase a lifetime of supporting every gun ban and every gun control scheme imaginable. the controversy first exploded last week when the new republic m
as juan said not whether to have gays but having gay leaders. thanks to president obama who cast it as a pure moral decision. if you are a big got you are against gay people you are against this. if you are for gay tepeople you are for it. who cares. weigh ought to have room in the society for groups like boy scouts to have an opinion they want on gays. >> tucker, in addition to which you have people inside who are pressuring saying they want opportunity to be in the scouts. >> $16 trillion in debt. the president is wasting time -- >> what's wrong with the president speak to go this critical issue. >> let the scouts work it out internally. it's beyond the moral issue. if you make it into a civil rights issue then you are inviting the law and coercion. that's a big problem. let the sil socieews -- civil society work it out on their own. they will. they always have. >> the president talks guns in one of the nation's big hunting state. we will be right back. [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? e carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbe
defects. >> pelley: still a mystery. sharyl, thank you very much. we learned today that president obama overruled his entire national security team when he decided not to arm the syrian rebels fighting the assad dictatorship. outgoing defense secretary leon panetta told a senate commit they he, former secretary of state hillary clinton, and former cia director david petraeus all advised the president to ship weapons to the rebels. the president said he decide against it out of concern that the arms would find their way to terrorists. a fischerman caught a great white shark and then his troubles really began. that's just ahead.en a food seal defense it helps ce for a clean mouth and kills bacteria for fresh breath. ♪ fixodent, and forget it. and it gave me my custom number. my arches needed more support until i got my number at the free dr. scholl's foot mapping center. i'm a believer! and you will be too! learn where to find your number at drscholls.com. and it feels like your lifeate revolves around your symptoms, ask your gastroenterologist about humira adalimumab. humira has been p
, along one part of our torn-up shoreline. thanks. >>> president obama made an interesting choice for interior secretary today, nominating sally jewel to replace the outgoing ken salazar. jewel is ceo of rei, the outdoor outfitter. she hasn't worked in government but was a chemical engineer for mobile and a banker in her earlier career. she'll oversee half a million federal acres. the president said she once took a month-long hike in the mountains of antarctica. the president confessed as a native hawaiian, given the cold, something would never occur to him. >>> the outgoing defense secretary said to students in a speech, leon panetta warned of huge budget cuts looming for the pentagon if congress doesn't act. and he had had some choice words for both sides blaming each for to reach an agreement to avoid cuts to our military. also generally what's happened lately to washington. >> thank you very much. this is not a game. this is reality. these steps would seriously damage a fragile american economy, and they would degrade our ability to respond to crisis, precisely at a time of ri
the order to take him out, which was done with a drone in yemen on september 30, 2011. president obama's decision reminds me of this story. in 1955, israel's first prime minister in which he complained about innocent palestinians killed during israeli operations. >> that's "hardball" for now. thank you for being with us. "politics nation" with al sharpton starts right now. thanks, michael. and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, the president confronting republicans. an energized president obama rallied house democrats for his second term agenda today making clear he's pushing hard for big changes on immigrations and guns. and he sat he wants a big deal on the budget. >> i am prepared, eager and anxious to do a big deal, a big package, that ends this g governance by crisis. >> with the rich paying their fair share. >> they recognize that the sequester is a bad idea. but what they've suggested is that the only way to replace it right now is for us to cut social security, cut medicare, and not close a single loophole. i have to tell you, if that's an argument that they want to h
and covering this very uncommon public official for decades. bret? >> bret: eric, thank you. >>> the obama administration caves on contraceptives. sort of. we get reaction from the fox all-stars when we return. [ male announcer ] what are happy kids made of? bikes and balloons, wholesome noodles on spoons. a kite, a breeze, a dunk of grilled cheese. catches and throws, and spaghettio's. that's what happy kids are made of. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. and you learned something along the way. this is the age of knowing what you're made of. so, why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. 20 million men already have. ask if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain; it may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. side effects include headache, flushing, upset stomach, and abnormal vision. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate medical help for an erection lasting more than four hours. stop taking viagra and call your doctor right away if you experience a sudden decrease or loss in vision or h
countries. president obama will meet separately with labor and progressive leaders. it's definitely a big issue. this is certainly not the end but i think the beginning. aaron, back to you. >> courtney reagan, at cnbc, thank you. >>> time for weather and traffic on the 1s. no snow. are we getting a warmup, toe? it seems like we'll get better weather. >> warming to near average temperatures. >> near average. >> snow lovers have been doing a lot of laundry, washing our crying towels. again, overnight, we didn't get much at all of snow. first light of day, there's the last light of last evening. a wonderful photo at sunset taken in rockville by one of our viewers. are your weather and nature pics to weather at nbcwashington.com. there's had the first light of day spreading over the potomac river and national airport. live view from the hd city camera. all cloudy at reagan national. it's 35 degrees. we've got a light breeze coming this out of the north, northeast. the snow zipped north of us. did not leave any accumulation. we've got a few sprinkles of light rain this area in green. eastern p
for a moratorium on the use of drones by law enforcement. jim? >>> richard, thank you. president obama is praising defense secretary leon panetta tonight. he spoke at the military's farewell tribute today in virginia and credited panetta with accomplishing one of his administration's greatest achievements. >> your leadership of the cia will forever be remembered for the blows that we struck against al qaeda and perhaps the greatest intelligence success in american history. delivering justice to osama bin laden. president obama nominated former nebraska senator chuck hagel to replace panetta. the senate recently postponed its vote on hagel's nomination. >>> we hope you are not heading to the northeast region. you can't get there at this point, right, doug? >> you really can't. i-95 not looking too bad. new york city, a lot of wet roadways, the snow coming down. not too heavy now. it's expected to increase over the next couple of hours. our weather, not bad here either just yet. over the next few hours, our weather will deteriorate as the winds pick up. 42 degrees right now. a few showers around. mo
. >> hope the boy is safe in the hands of jimmy lee dykes. thank you. >>> president obama heads to minnesota to push for new gun measures. tonight controversial television ad is about to air in the d.c. region. lauren demarco has more. >> reporter: a group of mayors lead by michael bloomberg is out with a brief but clear message for congress. a call for background checks on all gun sales delivered in the form of a television commercial airing during the super bowl. >> we have to do everything we can to get the guns off the streets. >> reporter: vincent gray among the 850 members of mayors against illegal guns. according to the group, 82% of gun owners including 74% of national rifle association members support requiring background checks for anyone purchasing a gun. the 30 second super bowl ad airing in the d.c. market features a clip of nra vice president wayne lapeer another testifying before congress in 1999. >> we believe it's reasonable to provide criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. no loopholes anywhere for any one. >> reporter: on fox news he was quick to poin
to be here. thank you. >> president obama called secretary clinton one of the finest secretary of states ever. "newsweek" i'm sure you saw the cover. proclaimed her the most powerful woman in american history. there it is right there. that is a pretty strong declaration there, ann lewis. is that accurate? >> well, i think it is. i thought a lot about women and power in american history and when you look at what hillary clinton has done, shu she has gone around the world representing the united states, speaking for our government. more important, speaking for our values. how she has really been the 21st century secretary of state, using technology to reach out to people in other countries. bringing the private sector, building public/private partnerships, because you know these days government cannot do it alone and of course, each time, looking at what do we do to ensure that women and girls have a better future. if you want to build a safer world, if you want to reduce the level of terrorism send girls the to school. hillary clinton understood it for years, as secretary of state, it has been
are panera? >> i do not. >> susie: nick seytan, thanks a lot. >> >> susie: president obama was not only focused on those budget talks we reported on, but also immigration. he met with a dozen c.e.o.s from top u.s. companies like yahoo and goldman sachs at the white house today. immigration reform is a key part of the president's strategy to revive the economy. and tom, most c.e.o.s favor it because getting highly skilled immigrants into the u.s. helps our competitiveness. they're all for it. >> tom: lots of concentration on immigration and ployment and wage growth, no doubt. let's go to tonight's "market focus." the broad market returned to a new five and a half year high during today's trading session. the buying started right from the opening bell with the s&p 500 climbing throughout the session, ending up 1%. volume picked up-- 701 million shares on the big board, almost 2.2 billion traded on the nasdaq. the biggest drag on the index yesterday provided the best sector gains today. technology up 1.4%. health care and consumer staples were higher by more than 1% each. leading technolog
. >> thanks so much, bill. >>> president obama's nominee to head the cia can look forward to a grilling on capitol hill this morning. during confirmation hearings, john brennan will be asked to explain the legal justification tore predator drone strikes against u.s. citizens. they're expected to zero in as his chief counter-terrorism adviser, specifically what he knew and when he knew it. his knowledge of the administration's use of the tactic faces scrutiny after the release of confidential government documents. drones are used to kill americans believed to be leaders of al qaeda. that news brought backlash from both sides of the aisle along with demands of the administration's legal justification for the strikes. the white house bound to growing political pressure and agreed to hand over the documents to congress. dianne feinstein who heads the intelligence committee says lawmakers should know what brennan knew and when he knew it. she released a statement saying it's critical for the committee's oversight function to fully understand the legal basis for all intelligence and counter-t
of the united states, barack obama. [applause] >> thank you. thank you so much. thank you. thank you very much. please, have a seat. mark, thank you for the introduction. i thought he was going to talk about my gray hair. [laughter] than it is true that my daughters are gorgeous. that's because my wife is gorgeous. [applause] and my goal is to improve my gene pool. to mark and jeff, thank you for your wonderful work on behalf of this breakfast, to all of those who have worked so hard to put this together, to the heads of states, members of congress, and my cabinet, religious leaders, distinguished guests who are outstanding, speaker, who have journeyed to our capital. michelle and i are truly honored to be with you this morning. but before i begin, i hope people don't mind me taking a moment of personal privilege. i want to say a quick word about a close friend of mine and yours, joshua dubois your now, some of you may not know joshua, but josh was been at my side in work and prayer for years now. he is a young reverend, wising years. is worked on my staff dickies done an outstanding job as th
, as they head into a tense night. miguel, thanks. >>> now, back east to washington. john brennan, president obama's choice to head the cia in the second term, was grilled by both democrats and republicans at a confirmation hearing today. and it got off to a raucous and noisy start, with protesters and questions about the agency's controversial drone policy and interrogation programs. nbc's andrea mitchell covering in our oh washington newsroom. andrea, it's not every day you hear the order oh to have the hearing room cleared. >> reporter: not indeed. in fact, the senate historians said they can't recall this happening going back to the '60s and '70s. john brennan promised to be open to congress if he is confirmed to lead the cia. even as the white house still limited access to key documents in a hearing that did not get off to a smooth smart. >> members of the committee, i'm honored to appear before you today. [ heckling ] >> polilease remove this woman. we will recess. >> reporter: when john brennan did get to testify, he said he opposed the harsh interrogations during the bush administrat
are panera? >> i do not. >> susie: nick seytan thanks a lot. >> >> susie: president obama was not only focused on those budget talks we reported on, but also immigration. he met with a dozen c.e.o.s from top u.s. companies like yahoo and goldman sachs at the white house today. immigration reform is a key part of the president's strategy to revive the economy. and tom, most c.e.o.s favor it because getting highly skilled immigrants into the u.s. helps our competitiveness. they're all for it. >> tom: lots of concentration on immigration and ployment and wage growth, no doubt. let's go to tonight's "market focus." the broad market returned to a new five and a half year high during today's trading session. the buying started right from the opening bell with the s&p 500 climbing throughout the session, ending up 1%. volume picked up-- 701 million shares on the big board, almost 2.2 billion traded on the nasdaq. the biggest drag on the index yesterday provided the best sector gains today. technology up 1.4%. health care and consumer staples were higher by more than 1% each. leading technolog
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